Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Woman stripped down to her Underwear in Public to send a powerful message

A woman who suffered from eating disorder undresses in public to protest against body image anxiety.
Jae West strips, blindfolded herself and stood only in underwear in Piccadilly Circus in Central London with a sign board asking passerby to draw hearts on her body.

The sign reads:
I’m standing for anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder or self-esteem issues like me… To support self-acceptance draw a heart on my body.
At first people were hesitated to draw on her, but minutes’ later people one-by-one walked to her and started to get involved and expresses solidarity.

Jae West is part of a group called ‘The Liberators International’ who stage public events to highlight social issues.
Jae West part of the liberators International, protests in public against body image anxiety
She wrote in her blog post she said that she was inspired by Amanda Palmer's 2013 TED Talk "The Art of Asking," where the singer talked about how she spent time working as a living statue handing out flowers to passersby, to do the protest.
West also wrote about the protest, saying:
One of the most moving and inspiring moments for me was listening to a father explain to his children what I was doing. He was acknowledging the fact that everyone should love themselves exactly as they are and appreciate the bodies that they are given. It warmed my heart to know that his children and others would grow up understanding the impact of this global issue and have a feeling of contribution after drawing a love heart on my body,

If everyone could know and appreciate how beautiful they are from childhood I think this world would be a very different place.
CREDITS: Mashable